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First Thunderbolt Device is on Sale on Apple Store

Jun 28 2011, 9:35am CDT | by , in News | Apple

First Thunderbolt Device is on Sale on Apple Store

Promise Pegasus R4 4TB (4x1TB) RAID System with Thunderbolt Port is on Sale now.

Earlier today we reported that Apple started to sell Thunderbolt cables. Now here is the first device that you can connect to your 2011 iMac or 2011 MacBook Pro. The Promise Pegasus R4 RAID System supports the new super fast data port and is now on sale on the Apple Store.

The Promise Pegasus R4 is ideal for creative pro workstations, small servers, power users, and consumers who desire stylish high-capacity external storage with high performance and enterprise level data protection. Pegasus R4 is capable of delivering over 500MB/s of bandwidth that is 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

With two channels of bi-directional 10 Gbit/s performance Thunderbolt allows you to back up your computer while editing the video of your summer vacation and listening to an iTunes playlist. Fast, safe, and reliable external storage is essential to protect your music, photos, videos, and other valuable data. Pegasus R4 provides massive storage space and fast performance for popular applications such as iTunes, iPhoto, iMovie, Garageband, Photoshop, and media center applications. Backup your invaluable digital media, documents, and also your entire computer or workstation to Pegasus R4 with Time Machine in Mac OS X.

The 4TB Promise Pegasus R4 RAID sells for $999 and the 8TB model has a price-tag of $1,499 on the Apple Store. There are several more Thunderbolt devices in the pipeline that should go on sale soon.

About Thunderbolt (aka Intel Light Peak):
Thunderbolt technology is a new, high-speed, dual-protocol I/O technology designed for performance, simplicity, and flexibility. Capable of delivering a blistering two channels of bi-directional 10 Gbit/s (1.25GB/s) per port of performance, Thunderbolt technology combines PCI Express and Display port into an interface using a single cable for connectivity to devices. Thunderbolt technology was developed by Intel and brought to market with technical collaboration from Apple.

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